Wednesday, May 29, 2024

New Advanced UHD Audio/Video Connectors And Cable Assemblies

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These robust, high-performance connectors are designed for challenging environments and offer unique signal and power combinations, high-speed data transfer protocols, and exceptional durability. 

Fischer Connectors has unveiled advanced connectors and cable assemblies designed for Ultra High Definition (UHD) audio/video data transmission, capable of achieving speeds of 18 gigabits per second, rivalling the performance of HDMI 2.0, even in challenging environments. The company highlights the similarity in speed between their audio/video connectivity solutions, clocking in at 18 gigabits per second, and the widely adopted HDMI 2.0 standard used in 4K cinema projectors and Ultra High Definition home TVs.The circular connectors, known for their robust design, offer a unique blend of durability and performance. They give design engineers a versatile array of high-speed connectivity solutions suitable for a broad spectrum of demanding applications in harsh environments.The features include:

  • Unique combinations of signal and power
  • Designed and tested high-speed data transfer protocols
  • USB 3.2 Gen 2, Ethernet, Audio/UHD Video
  • Up to American Wire Gauge (AWG 18 and 10 Amps
  • 360° Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) shielding by design
  • Up to 10,000 mating cycles
  • Operating temperatures from -55 °C to +135 °C
  • IP68 sealing 2m/24h mated & unmated (deeper upon request)
  • IP69 (protection against intense water jets)
  • High corrosion resistance (up to 1,000 hours of salt mist)

The latest UHD solutions are in the Fischer MiniMa and Fischer Core product ranges. These offerings feature attributes, including 10,000 mating cycles, comprehensive 360° Electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection, diverse sealing options ranging from IP68 to hermeticity, and the capability for sterilisation. These solutions are equipped with three distinct locking mechanisms, namely push-pull, screw, and quick-release, enhancing their versatility and usability.

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The UHD connectors, offered in the ‘size 08’ variant with a plug diameter of 12.9 mm, feature a petite, lightweight, and compact design, characterised by a high-density layout containing 19 contacts. These connectors deliver top-tier data transmission quality for digital signals, making them well-suited for rigorous applications such as aerial imaging in military drone operations equipped with high-resolution cameras. UHD audio/video connectivity is crucial in various fields such as scientific research, industrial processes, instrumentation, testing and measurement, and medical applications, particularly when utilising 4K camera devices. The core connectors, precisely size 104 with 20 contacts, are extensively employed in these contexts.

To cater to these diverse applications, a specialised, tailor-made cable has been designed to support UHD audio/video connectors. These connectors can be readily obtained as pre-cabled plug-and-play solutions, simplifying their integration into various setups. The latest UHD audio/video connectivity solutions from the Fischer Core and Fischer MiniMax Series deliver lightning-fast 18 Gbit/s data transfer rates, meeting the rigorous demands of sectors such as medical, scientific, industrial, instrumentation, test & measurement, and defence.

Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Sondhi Gaur is a journalist at EFY. She has a German patent and brings a robust blend of 7 years of industrial & academic prowess to the table. Passionate about electronics, she has penned numerous research papers showcasing her expertise and keen insight.


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